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Private Harry CHATFIELD, G/10162,  8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action,  Flanders France, 22nd March 1918, age 20.

Born Riverhead, Kent, son of James Henry and Elizabeth Chatfield, of Froghall Cottages, Chipstead, Sevenoaks, Kent.


1911 Census - Chipstead, Sevenoaks, Kent - James Chatfield, head, age 46, married, domestic gardener, born Riverhead, Sevenoaks; Elizabeth Chatfield, wife, age 42, married 20 years, 7 children, all still alive, laundress, born Wimborne, Dorset; James Chatfield, son, age 18, single, harness makers apprentice, born Riverhead, Sevenoaks; Albert Chatfield, son, age 14, printers apprentice, born Riverhead, Sevenoaks; Harry Chatfield, son, age 13, born Riverhead, Sevenoaks; Arthur Chatfield, son, age 11, born St Johns, Sevenoaks; Kate Chatfield, daughter, age 8, born Chipstead, Sevenoaks.


Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, age 19, height 5ft 3½ inches, weight 119lbs.  Resided Froghall Cottages, Chipstead, Sevenoaks, Kent. Formerly footman.

Home 7th October 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 23rd September 1916; Home 24th September 1916 to 15th March 1917; BEF 16th March 1917 to 22nd March 1918.

7th October 1915, enlisted & posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd May 1916, Southampton, embarked; 4th May 1916, Havre, disembarked; 24thn September 1916, Etaples, transferred to England, ex No.23, General Hospital, per Hospital Ship "Dieppe"; 24th September 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st February 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd May 1916, posted BEF & 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th September 1916, wounded gun shot wounds, face and hands; 16th March 1917, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th March 1917, embarked; 2nd February 1918, wounded, at Duty; 7th February 1918, granted leave to UK.

11th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, James Henry Chatfield, Chipstead, Sevenoaks, Kent; Mother, Elizabeth Chatfield, Chipstead, Sevenoaks, Kent; Brothers - Charles W Chatfield, age 28, ???? Barracks; James W Chatfield, age 26, Sundridge, nr Sevenoaks, Kent; Albert R Chatfield, age 22, British ???? India; Arthur Chatfield, age 19, ?????; Sisters - Yillah? E Chatfield, age 24, Chipstead, Sevenoaks, Kent; Kate Chatfield, age 16, Chipstead, Sevenoaks, Kent.

Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Panel 58 & 59, Somme, France.


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